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What are these flowering perennials with white flowers?

What are these flowering perennials with white flowers (growing in a yard in Northeast Ohio)?
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What kind of tree is this with reddish leaves?

This is a young tree that was planted a couple years ago. Is it possible to id from these pics?
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What is this tree?

What is this tree? Located in Northeast Ohio...
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What is this small red fruit with a passion fruit like pulp inside?

Can anyone identify this fruit? Its ripening now, which is early autumn here in New Zealand.
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What are these plants growing on my lawn?

I have these leaves sprouting all over my lawn and property. What is it? Should I be worried? NOTE: This is in Wisconsin.
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What is this plant with a thick woody stem and waxy leaves?

I found this plant in the recycling room in my building and its taken quite well to its new home. But what is it?
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What is this epiphytic climbing fern with narrow leathery leaves, found in Thailand?

Can anybody identify this fern? I found it in the mountains of central Thailand. It is epiphytic mostly, but also grows on the ground. It has tough leathery leaves and is from an area that has a long ...
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What's this strange large growth on my new asiatic lily?

I had planted some asiatic lilies last year that looked wonderful. They appear to have multiplied, however I noticed an odd growth in one area of my early lily plants. I've attached an in image of ...
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landscaping plant in yard

i have dark green clumps in my yard that look like grass but when pulled there are bulbs attached almost like little onions. The green part and bulbs do not have any distinct fragrance.
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Insect identification: black, flightless, ant-like, with exaggerated abdomen [closed]

This insect was found just north of Washington, D.C., in mid April. It resembles a large black ant with an especially large abdomen, and lacks developed wings. What is it?
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Anyone know what this ground cover is

Anyone know what this is. It looks like a ground cover, it came up after buying a store-bought mulch. In one year it has taken over my garden, the roots are close to the surface. No flowers appear. I ...
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What is this houseplant with glossy leaves?

I planted this plant 4 years ago and it didnt even bloom. I'm not sure what it is.
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Caterpillar identification: tan with black triangles

What will this become? Found just north of Washington, D.C., tan with black triangles, about 1.5 inches. The fibres around its head are not part of it.
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How can I tell if this is a weed?

Can anybody tell me if this is a weed or a nice plant?
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What is this tall tree with narrow leaves and sweet red fruit?

This 7 m (23 ft) tall tree has been growing over my deck for some time, and I've ignored it until I saw a Tui eating its fruit the other day. I'm in Wellington NZ. My landscape designer didn't know ...
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Cactus with a growth

We have this cactus that I believe was supposed to be red at the top but is just dried and shrivelled but the stranger thing is the weird extra cactus growing out the top. Any ideas what it is, I ...
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What is this shrub?

Live in zone 9 in USA. This shrub is about 6 feet tall and we have to trim it every year or else it'll grow taller and block windows. Planted 5+ years ago. White flowers it looks like too. Would ...
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What is the identity of this plant with violet-colored bell-shaped flowers and red-veined lobed leaves in hardiness zone 8a?

There are several of these in my yard in Augusta, GA. I would like to know what these are before I mow them all down. They have violet-colored flowers growing up a central stock. The leaves are ...
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What is this potted plant with small purple berries?

I bought this very tiny plant from a hospital. I was visiting someone and it caught my eye. It was about an inch or less high when I got it. The person in the shop told me that it was an orange ...
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Office plant identification care

At my work, everyone has his own plant and needs to take care of it. I was wondering if you guys could help me out, taking care of my plant. A picture of my plant can be seen below. So, by that, I ...
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Office plant identification

Does anybody know what plant is this?
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What is this plant with serrated narrow leaves?

I left my fern outside like I do every year. When its leaves fell off this year, an odd plant was growing in with it. Does any one know what this plant is?
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What is this tall plant with narrow leaves and white flowers?

What type of plant is this? It's tall with white flowers and narrow leaves. It is a variety of vegetable .
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Identification of ground cover in small decideous forest (zone 5B)

This morning I was walking in Saint-Bruno national park in Quebec, Canada and I happened upon this large patch of ground cover. It was particularly striking as it seemed to be an evergreen herbaceous ...
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What is this potted plant with dark green leaves and clumps of red flowers? [duplicate]

A co-worker gave me this pretty plant, but she doesn't know what it is. Can someone help identify it? It's the one with the red flowers. Thanks!
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Help identify my bonsai tree

I've been given a bonsai tree by a friend who knew I was interested in learning about them. Unfortunately all it said on the pack was 'bonsai tree'. I've done a little research looking for the name ...
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What are these tall, tree-like shrubs and how often should I water them?

My wife and I just bought a property and I don't know anything about plants or trees. Can someone tell me what the large trees/bushes/plants are and also how often do I need to water them?
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What is this tall spring plant with yellow flowers?

The plant shown below puts up new green stalks in early spring, growing to 3 to 7 feet tall. It puts out its yellow flowers in late March or early April (in the Willamette Valley of Oregon), soon ...
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Disease / pest identification

What could have caused the damage in some of the leafs of this pothos? Fungus? Drought? Pest? Factors: It appeared suddenly, at the end of winter time, beginning of spring It is an indoor plant, ...
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What's this cactus with large red and white spines?

I just got this cactus with large red and white spines and I'd like to know its species. It looks like a ferocactus emoryi except the spines are not hooked. But it could be something else as there are ...
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Help Identify this Pink Flowering Landscape Plant

This is a landscape plant at my mothers work she wants to identify. We live in upper South Carolina and it's currently in full bloom as of 3/27/2016. I've included pictures of a branch she snapped ...
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Unhealthy plant with dark spots on leaves

See attached plant. Leaves seem to have some issue as identified by dark spots. Any idea what could be wrong?
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Can anyone identify this house plant - it has broad leaves and a rosette center? Dracena Family(?) but short trunk

Can anyone identify this house plant - it has broad leaves and a rosette center?
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What plant is this?

I have this unknown plant in my garden, anyone know what it is? It grew initially with purple leaves but are now green since small flowers have appeared. I am from Sydney, Australia.
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What is this houseplant with leaves that grow in a circular pattern?

Does anyone know what kind of plant this is? Note that it will most likely bloom, something I've never seen it do, and I've had it for many years!
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What is this plant with arrowhead shaped leaves with black splotches?

I have noticed this plant growing near my fruit bushes and it is spreading. Its leaves are shaped like arrowheads and have black splotches on them. Is it a weed or friendly plant?
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Is this heavy blue-green growth on my tree trunk and branches a form of lichen?

I have a tree with a fairly heavy growth across its trunk and branches; I suspect that it's a form of lichen but I'm not sure. Is this something that will negatively affect the growth or health of ...
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Unknown flowering tree, what is it?

What kind of tree is this? Blooming now in central Missouri, USA. Some trees look like this(more bush-like), while others look more tree-like.
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I would like to know the name of this plant?

It has a fragrance and it's also edible, I suspect it could be Mentha Longifolia, but I'm not sure. I try to propagate it through placing it in a cup filled with water near the window in order to ...
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What is this thin-stemmed plant with narrow leaves in an aquaponics bed in my greenhouse?

This plant grew from seed to about 2' high within 3 months. I'm sure it's not done growing. I have no clue what it could be, since I'm in the bad habit of sticking anything that looks like a seed ...
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Please help me identify this tree with irregular leaves

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. p.s. The pink fabric is not part of the tree :p
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What is this thorny tree with small, oval leaves, and seed pods?

I found this tree growing on a farm on the outskirts of Johannesburg, South Africa. It has really nasty thorns sticking out all over. Click on pictures for larger view.
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What is this cone-shaped evergreen tree?

This tree is growing in a garden in Johannesburg, South Africa. I'm pretty sure it's evergreen. I'm not sure whether or not it is indigenous to this area. Click on pictures for full size.
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What is this flower with purple and white petals that roll up to form a tube?

I found this very cool looking flower but have not been able to identify it. If you know what it is called please post your answer. Thanks.
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What is this weed with ribbed stems and whorls of 1“ to 2” long thin leaves?

Lately this weed has been growing all over my property. It is bright green, has tiny white flowers and kind of creeps along the ground as vines. It comes up fairly easily in clumps when I pull it, ...
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What is this houseplant with narrow, pointed, waxy leaves?

I got this plant, but I have no idea of its name. Which plant is it?
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What is this plant with long skinny leaves with red margins? [duplicate]

I got the plant in the picture: Which plant is it?
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What is this small shrub with variegated glossy ovate leaves?

My mother has this plant on her window sill and we don't know what species it is. All I know is that it resisted temperatures below 0°C this winter. Any idea? I can take other pictures if necessary. ...
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What is this plant growing all over my backyard?

These plants/weeds are everywhere in my garden. Could someone confirm whether they are weeds or a plant (ground cover perhaps)? They are slightly different as you can see one of them has an actual ...
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What are these dark seeds?

I found these seeds but I lost their tag. Could you please help me identify which plant these are from?